1. Timeline: Establishing the Association

The AHP could be set up in a year or less, as long as we can establish close collaboration with founding members in an interim organization. The full Association should start activities from late 2019 or early 2020. The interim organization, staffed by business managers and government officials, will manage the process of establishing the Association.

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2. Organisation

The African Hydrogen Partnership Association will function as an umbrella organization for national hydrogen associations. These will be established as legally independent branches, with AHP holding the majority of votes. This will create efficiencies across national borders, delivering accountability and transparency. It will provide full visibility of operations and decision-making, mitigating the risk of bribery and corruption.


The AHP together with the national branches will form these functional groups:

  1. Renewable energy

  2. P2G hydrogen generation

  3. Storage, transportation and refueling

  4. Land, air and water transport

  5. Stationary applications

  6. Capital markets

  7. Science and regulation 

AHP will:

  1. initiate and support economically and commercially feasible programs that combine large scale Power-toGas/Hydrogen (P2G) and Hydrogen (H2) Fuel Cell (FC) applications

  2. form strategic alliances, consortiums and syndicates with the strongest partners from business, industry, finance, governments, research and science

  3. connect with supranational organizations to implement hydrogen strategies. 

3. Founders

Mr. Huegemann laid the foundations of the African Hydrogen Partnership Association with the African Hydrogen Power initiative. This will give way to African Hydrogen Partnership once the interim organization has been established. He holds a Masters degree in Finance and Quantitative Analysis from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Mr. Huegemann works as Manager of Derivatives Technology for one of largest global fund management companies. 

Mr. Oldenbroek lives and works in Africa. Mr. Oldenbroek graduated from Delft University of Technology as a Mechanical Engineer, specializing in energy technology. He worked as a project and sales engineer before returning to the University of Technology. His PhD studies researched integrated transport and energy systems based on renewable hydrogen, specializing in microgrids with vehicle-to-grid and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. This study sparked his passion for the unlimited potential of renewables, including battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology. Living in Africa, he has a clear understanding of the large potential of the African continent. 

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